“Where Every Word Matters”

At Boston University, we take translation seriously.

Our faculty includes award-winning translators working in more than a dozen languages, publishing translations and writing about translation.



Our first lecture series on translation was offered in 1978, and many of the most accomplished translators and literary figures of the last half-century have been guests at our Literary Translation Seminar



 The one-year Masters of Fine Arts in Literary Translation will be accepting applications for the class entering in fall 2024 starting in September 2023.



We offer a number of undergraduate translation classes.




Both graduate and undergraduate students compete for three translation prizes.



In addition to the Translation Seminar lecture series in the spring, we organize many other translation events.